Courses

  • GRS SO 860: Seminar in Economic Sociology
    Introduction to core theoretical perspectives and debates in contemporary economic sociology (structural/network, cultural, institutional/political and performativity) with a special attention paid to morality of markets, commensuration and construction of value, money, credit and finance and inequality.
  • GRS SO 890: Seminar: Global Health: Politics, Institutions, and Ideology
    What is global health? Who are the main actors in global health debates? This seminar explores the politics of global health, providing students with sociological tools, concepts, and knowledge to help make sense of conflict in contemporary global health debates.
  • GRS SO 947: Dr Field Conc
  • GRS SO 948: Dr Field Conc
  • GRS WR 698: Teaching Composition
    The goals, contents, and methods of instruction in college-level writing. General teaching- learning issues. Required of all graduate writing fellows and teaching fellows.
  • GRS WR 699: Teaching College Writing
    The goals, contents, and methods of instruction in college-level writing. General teaching- learning issues. Required of all graduate writing fellows and teaching fellows.
  • GRS WS 801: Theories and Methods in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
    Exploring the variety of theories and methods in the interdisciplinary fields of women's, gender, and sexuality studies, this seminar is required for the WGS Graduate Certificate. Readings from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences address questions of identity and epistemology.
  • GRS XL 741: 1001 Nights in the World Literary Imagination
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: two literature courses and consent of instructor.
    What is The Thousand and One Nights? How has this ever-expanding collection appealed to its diverse audiences? Focus on Nights structure and themes, notable translations and offshoots in western literature and art, and later appropriations by Arab and Muslim writers.
  • GRS XL 742: Travel Writing and the Muslim World
    How have Muslim travelers past and present written about places and people they saw abroad, and how have Western travelers in the Muslim lands described their travels in "the East"? Readings include Nasir Khusraw, Ibn Battuta, Eliza Fay, and Robert Byron.
  • GRS XL 743: Alexander the Great in the East
    Study of the various narratives about Alexander the Great, also known as Sikandar or Iskandar, as conqueror, philosopher-king, and hero, in medieval Middle Eastern and Asian literatures. Modern filmic representations of the historical figure are also compared.
  • GRS XL 951: Directed Study in Comparative Literature
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department.
    A directed study in the field of comparative literature. May be repeated for credit.
  • GRS XL 952: Directed Study in Comparative Literature
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department.
    A directed study in the field of comparative literature. May be repeated for credit.